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Margrét Pála Ólafsdóttir delves into the benefits of her experimental learning method in this educational innovation speech.
Capitalizing on the concept of educating children to build resilient thinkers, this Icelandic preschool management professional delivers a keynote to explore her method learning approach. Ólafsdóttir begins with an anecdote of her childhood hardships in which she emphasizes the importance of resilience. She presses on with an explanation that adversity was beneficial to her learning, and explains that she incorporates a factor of controlled adversity in her curriculum.
Although this experimental method has been controversial, Ólafsdóttir makes a case for the success of teaching with the adversity factor along with gender segregation. The emphasis on instilling values from a young age, according to Ólafsdóttir, is the key to creating a society with disciplined individuals and to prosperous national society.